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The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) is an approved continuing education provider American Association of Veterinary State Boards. VBI's courses, webinars and workshops also meet the requirements for Continuing Education Units of ASR, CALAS and AALAS. VBI's training also meets the following standards: ISO9000, cGLP, the 2010 Guide and Council of Europe's Directive 86/609 (ETS 123).

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Title: “2014 Aseptic and Precise Surgical Technique in Rodents”
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Time: 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM ET US

Registration Closing date : January 21, 2014

Continuing Education Credits : 2

Aseptic and precise surgical techniques are essential components of a successful surgery. In spite of this, not all aspects of aseptic and delicate technique are often considered when planning for rodent surgery, thus leading to questionable outcomes. Implementation of these principles into a rodent surgical plan is especially challenging because there is still a misconception that rodents are less susceptible to infections and gentle technique requires appropriate training, equipment and instrumentation.

This webinar will cover:

•    Current regulations related to rodent surgery
•    Rodent aseptic practices
•    Precise and gentle surgical technique
•    Competency assessment of rodent aseptic technique
•    Guidance to rodent surgeons to formulate informed decisions regarding aseptic, appropriate tissue handling and gentle technique to maximize good surgical outcomes, improve research data, and ensure animal welfare.

Who Should Attend?

This interactive webinar is designed for any personnel involved in surgical training and performing surgery including but not limited to scientists, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, technical support staff and IACUC members.


Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS
Veterinary Bioscience Institute
Course Director
Online Masters of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine

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Dr. Szczepan Baran

Marcel Perret-Gentil, DVM, MS
University Veterinarian & Director
Laboratory Animal Resources Center
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
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Dr. Marcel_Perret_Gentil


This webinar meets the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS), and Academy of Surgical Science (ASR) requirements for Continuing Education Units. Each participant will receive Certificates of Attendance.

This webinar has been reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 2 continuing education credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

Individual Pricing :
$125 (per person) for for-profit institutions or
$125 (per person) for non-profit.

Groups[*] of 2-4 individuals :
$199 (per group) for for-profit institutions or
$199 (per group) for non-profit.

Groups[*] of 5 or more individuals :
$299 (per group) for for-profit institutions or
$299 (per group) for non-profit.

Technical requirements:

[*] - Group registration receives a license to view webinar on one computer/monitor

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